Anti-Encryption Law Has Been Passed In Australia (page 2)

Encryption just like many tools in life, can be used for good and bad things. For example it is used to help protect hackers from intercepting your messages, credit card numbers, emails, and more. However encryption can also be viewed negatively as it can be used by the bad guys to send messages and information that law enforcement cannot access.This has been a point of contention amongst law enforcement agencies around the world, who feel that tech companies who use encryption in their consumer products are making it hard to stop the bad guys. However it seems that over in Australia, the country’s parliament has passed a bill which many refer to as the “anti-encryption law” which will basically force tech companies to help decrypt private messaging apps.Dubbed the Assistance and Access Bill, this will require companies such as WhatsApp and Signal to build backdoors into their programs that will give law enforcement access to contents of messages in the event that they require it. This was a similar request

Anti-Encryption Law Has Been Passed In Australia

Encryption just like many tools in life, can be used for good and bad things. For example it is used to help protect hackers from intercepting your messages, credit card numbers, emails, and ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Ubergizmo

Australia's controversial anti-encryption bill passes into law

The Australian government has passed the controversial Access and Assistance Bill 2018 into law. Since it gives authorities the right to demand access to encrypted forms of communication ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Engadget

Australia data encryption laws explained

Tech firms say the controversial laws could weaken overall security for users of messenger apps.

Fri 7 Dec 18 from BBC Technology

Google, Apple, Facebook face world-first encryption laws in Australia - CNET

Tech companies can be forced to "build new capabilities" to allow access to encrypted messages.

Thu 6 Dec 18 from CNET

Australia passes new law to thwart strong encryption

Apple previously decried Australian efforts: "Encryption is simply math."

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Arstechnica

Government to read your WhatsApp messages under world-first legislation

The Australian government can soon be spying on your personal messages as new national security laws dealing with encrypted communications are likely to pass parliament.

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Daily Mail

Australia rushes its ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption bill into parliament, despite massive opposition

Australia’s controversial anti-encryption bill is one step closer to becoming law, after the two leading but sparring party political giants struck a deal to pass the legislation. The ...

Wed 5 Dec 18 from TechCrunch

Australia Anti-Encryption Law Rushed to Passage 

A newly enacted law rushed through Australia's parliament will compel technology companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google to disable encryption protections so police can better pursue terrorists ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Voice of America

Australia's Encryption-Busting Law Could Impact the World

Australia has passed a law that would require companies to weaken their encryption, a move that could reverberate globally.

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Wired Security

Controversial anti-encryption laws rushed through by Australian Government

Australia becomes the first country to pass laws that will force tech companies to decrypt secure communication software.

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Techradar

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